So I finally got around to using up that 1/2 pound of ground beef in my freezer - I made a half-batch of All-American Chili. Of course in doing so, now I have 1 pound of hot turkey sausage in my freezer - but I can find recipes for that much more easily.
Anyway - I love this chili. It really is wonderful. The flavors blend beautifully - and I was so thrilled to have cumin in there, because it is fast becoming one of my favorite spices. This smelled so incredible when it was simmering - it almost killed me to wait the entire hour for it to simmer, but I definitely think it was worth it!
First time I've cooked with red wine - I don't drink, so I bought one of those little four pack things - Glen Ellen. Now to search for other recipes that use red wine - and I still have 5 bottles of beer left from when I did Drunken beans.